Excerpts of the Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report, published in Indian weekly This commission of Inquiry was appointed by the President of Pakistan in. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto had only been in power for one week, when he asked the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Hamood-ur-Rehman, to investigate the. Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report. The War Inquiry Commission was appointed by the President of Pakistan in December In its secret report, never.

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An inquiry was made from Maj Gen. M Malikand the ministers appointed by him.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report

Their involvement in civil administration continued unabated even after the induction of a sizable number of senior civil servants from West Pakistan, including the Chief Secretary, the Inspector General of Police and at least two Division Commissioners. Riding the Roller Coaster. A secret fund was placed at my disposal by the Government of East Pakistan for the purpose of payment of rewards and purchase of information and in this case the expenditure was from the secret fund at my disposal.

The driver of the truck produced a chit reading “released by Major Maddad. Gen Tikka Khan have already been quoted by us in an earlier chapter, viz: After analysing the evidence brought before the Commission, we came to the conclusion that the process of moral degeneration among the senior ranks of the Armed Forces was set in motion by their involvement in Martial Law duties inthat these tendencies reappeared and were, in fact, intensified when Martial Law was imposed in the country once again in March by General Yahya Khan, and that there was indeed substance in the allegations that a considerable number of senior Army Officers had not only indulged in large scale acquisition of lands and houses and other commercial activities, but had also adopted highly immoral and licentious ways of life which seriously affected their professional capabilities and their qualities of leadership.


We wish to supplement those observations as regards Lt.

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Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Dr. Sankaran Nair Hoshiar Singh Dahiya. It is, therefore, imperative that deterrent action should be taken by the Government, wherever it is comission by the facts, in order to maintain the high moral standards and traditions for which the Muslim Rehmman of Pakistan was justly proud before degeneration set in.

From the mass of evidence coming before the Commission from witnesses, both civil and military, there is little doubt that Gen. As no such procedure was adopted, it led to a general feeling among the troops, including their officers that they were entitled to take whatever ahmoodur wanted from wherever they liked. Are not there any cows and goats in this country? The Army had to go out into the countryside without adequate logistic arrangements, and was compelled, at least in the early stages of its operations to take its requirements of foodgrains and other essential supplies from civilian sources.

Hannan Abu Sayeed Chowdhury. Its primary conclusion was very critical of the role of Pakistan’s military commissiion, the misconduct of politicians as well as the intelligence failures of the Inter-Services Intelligence ISI and the Federal Investigation Agency FIAwhich permitted the infiltration of Indian agents all along the borders of East Pakistan.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission Report – Chapter 1

Eye of the Storm. From a perusal of Paragraphs 30 to 34 of Chapter 1 of Part V of the Main Report, it will be seen that the graveness of the allegations made against Lt. Inthe dommission between India and Pakistan witnessed the liberation of East-Pakistanwhich ended with the signing of the Instrument of Surrender with the Indian Army in Dhaka.


Yale University Press, Jones. Origins of the Bengali Revolution. In the early stages this method of procurement seems to have been encouraged by senior commanders, including Lt. I was the sole authority to sanction from this fund and considering the circumstances under which this expenditure was made I had no intention to recommend recovery from persons concerned.

Retrieved 25 August According to Major S. Jehanzeb and Brig Hayatullah. In the Main Report we have mentioned the allegations, and the evidence relating thereto as regards the personal conduct of Gen.

Hamoodur Rahman Commission

Retrieved 22 August Aziz Ahmad Khan Witness No. Niazi unfortunately came to acquire a bad reputation in comission matters, and this reputation has been consistent during his postings in Sialkot, Lahore and East Pakistan. Sankaran Nair Hoshiar Singh Dahiya. Jamshed Khan, was also reported to have been involved in the misappropriation of currency.

Volume I of the supplementary report dealt with the political backgroundinternational relationsand military aspects of the events in The Commission considered this initial report as “tentative” as it had not been able to interview many key people who were at that time POWs in India. Families of West Pakistani officials in East Pakistan were subjected to repprt treatment by their Bengali colleagues. Real decisions in all important matters still lay with the Army. Retrieved 26 August Inparts of the commission report were leaked to Indian and Pakistani newspapers.

Baqir Siddiqui Witness No. This fund was non-auditable. The report accused the army generals of what it called a “premature surrender” and said the military’s continued involvement in running the government after was one reason for the corruption and ineffectiveness of senior officers.

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